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This year, The Lawyer’s annual ranking of the largest UK law firms by turnover is available as an interactive, digital benchmarking tool. For the first time this will allow you to manipulate each data set against the metrics of your choice.
International consolidation of the profession was never going to pass without some fallout. Bringing two firm cultures together under a single roof will inevitably cause some upset to someone and result in exits.
Indeed, almost all top-tier Australian firms that have combined with a foreign partner in recent years have seen a notable level of lawyers departures – be they voluntary or forced.
Norton Rose Fulbright’s Australian arm, for instance, has become the latest firm to make redundancies, putting 30 jobs at risk across Australia. Those affected include 12 fee earners and 18 support staff. But the Australian market has been through some tough times and firms need to respond to changes in the local market.